Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

3.7
#1 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Washington State
Located on Pier 59 with a view of the city, Seattle Aquarium hosts more than 800,000 visitors every year. The aquarium's goals of conservation and preservation mean many visitors take part in the site's educational programs. Some exhibits are interactive, such as the Life of a Drifter display that surrounds visitors with an aquarium full of jellyfish, starfish, and rockfish. You can plan Seattle trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • A small nice aquarium with a hands on area for kids (sea stars, anemones). The donut shaped jelly fish area was unique. There were sea otters, sea lions, puffins, giant octopus and tropical fishes. Sp...  more »
  • We really enjoyed visiting the aquarium using the City Pass. It is small but there was lots to see. Some spots got a little crowded but that is bound to happen in a place like this. It didn't take muc...  more »
  • I spent most of my childhood In Seattle during the summer months and with all the trips we’ve done to national parks, I don’t ever remember being taken to the Seattle Aquarium by Pier 55. Came with my...  more »
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  • Watching all the gorgeous underwater species, is such a soothing and calming experience. It was a nice break from the hustle of the city. Great interactive things to do. Educational and fun. Make sure to show up an hour before closing to make sure you are able to get in. We got there at 4:59 (6pm is closing)and the guy locked the door and said come back tomorrow. So, we did and it was well worth it.
  • Love this aquarium. When you first enter there is a massive floor-to-ceiling viewing area, where there is often a diver cleaning the glass. They are very friendly divers and interact with the children. Very fun to watch and my grandchildren love it. I buy a yearly pass so we can take our grandchildren. They have daily times that they feed the seals and the fish. Fun to listen to the caretakers talk about the seals and even see them brushing the seals teeth! A diver can be seen feeding the fish in the amazing viewing dome, where you are completely surrounded by water with amazing views of the fish. Hands-On fun for the little ones, beautiful waterfront setting, lots of fun for the family. Cafe upstairs has delicious food choices. There is also outdoor seating with a great view. There is also a gift shop. Enjoy 10% off at the cafe and gift shop if you have an Aquarium membership. $2.00 off discount for Seniors 65+, persons with disabilities and active military. Open daily 9:30am- 5pm.
  • A great facility and a great location. We really enjoyed our visit here. There was a good amount of static displays and interactive displays to help keep the kids engaged and happy. We were also able to catch the sea otter feeding, well worth it if you can get your timing right. I would highly recommend a visit.
  • Awesome place to spend time at. Loved the view and the aquatic species. Various kinds of fishes were there. The guides are also pretty good. They try and explain everything in detail. Super helpful. Loved the birds and the view along with Penguins. Awesome experience!
  • Not as large as the Baltimore aquarium which I'm use to but it was a great experience! The otters are by far the biggest stars! So cute and always fun to watch. They have a cool outdoor seal exhibit, but they were napping when we were there. There are so many pretty fish. Touch tanks too. Great gift shop. It's not an all day place, we were able to go through it all in about an hour which is great since we only had one day to visit in the city. If we were with kids it could have obviously taken longer, but we were able to kind of zip though and still feel the whole experience. Def. fun!
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